WINK News Special – Domestic violence: the hidden secret

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Many believe that domestic violence is a physical blow with potential signs of bruising from a victim, but it can also include verbal, mental, financial and other abuse.

It can also affect people of all ages and genders.

WINK News hosted a one-hour special “Domestic violence: the hidden secretTo tell the stories of survivors, highlight red flags to look out for in a relationship, and provide resources.

LOOK the full special above.


Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence in Southwest Florida

Wednesday at 10 a.m. on The CW, WINK News airs a one-hour special on domestic violence.

Many believe that domestic violence is a physical blow with potential signs of bruising from a victim, but it can also include verbal, mental, financial and other abuse.

It can also affect people of all ages and genders.

During the hour, we will tell the stories of the survivors, the red flags to look out for in a relationship, and provide resources.

If you can’t watch it live, come back here for the full special after it airs.

Resources

Charlotte County
Abuse and Rape Emergency Center
Telephone: 941-639-5499
Direct line: 941-627-6000
SMS: 941-449-8534
TTY: 941-627-6000
Website: carefl.org
Chat: ressourceconnect.com

Collier County
The shelter for abused women and children
Telephone: 239-775-3862
Direct line: 239-775-1101
TTY: 239-775-4265
Website: naplesshelter.org

DeSoto County
Safe Place and Rape Victim Support Center
Telephone: 941-365-0208
Direct line: 941-365-1976
TTY: 941-365-1976
Website: sparcc.net

Glades County
Advice and treatment in case of abuse
Telephone: 239-939-2553
Direct line: 239-939-3112
TTY: 239-939-3112
Website: actabuse.com

Hendry County
Advice and treatment in case of abuse
Telephone: 239-939-2553
Direct line: 239-939-3112
TTY: 239-939-3112
Website: actabuse.com

Lee County
Advice and treatment in case of abuse
Telephone: 239-939-2553
Direct line: 239-939-3112
TTY: 239-939-3112
Website: actabuse.com

Below are mental health resources available to Southwest Floridians nationally and locally.

National Hotline for Suicide Prevention
1-800-273-8255
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

David Lawrence Center (Collier County)
(239) 455-8500
davidlawrencecenter.org

SalusCare (Lee County)
(239)275-4242
saluscareflorida.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Collier County
namicollier.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry Counties
namilee.org

The National Alliance for Caregiving offers a free manual
Circle of Care: A Guide for Mental Health Caregivers

Collier County Mental Health Court
ca.cjis20.org/home/collier

Lee County Mental Health Court
ca.cjis20.org/home/lee

Alliance of support for depression and bipolar
convio.net

Local Support Groups: Anxiety and Depression Association of America
adaa.org

US Department of Health and Human Services (Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Assistance)
hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/mental-health-parity

Local Resource for Veterans: Home Base SWFL
https://homebase.org/home-base-southwest-florida/


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